It’s possible none of our BEST awards will be more controversial or discussed than this one. BEST Sports Car? You can list a few for yourself, and now your challenge is to pick one. There, you’ve got our problem.
The Toyota 86 is a bucket of raw driving pleasure. Sitting so low, the handling is supreme, the performance will bring a smile to your dial.
Then there is the Nissan GT-R – Best Sports Car – wow, it’s amazing – but it’s $200,000. While you won’t get the same speed, nor some of the in-built technology in the dash or the stunning launch control – but in the Ford Fiesta ST you will get freakish handling. The engine gives you power when you want it, and while not “quite” as fun as the 86 it’s a whole lot more practical.
For that reason – bang for your buck – we’ve given our BEST Sports Car to the Ford Fiesta ST.
You’ve got to drive one to understand, it’s like a go-kart you can take the kids to school in.
It’s our choice for BEST Sports Car 2014.
Trev is a Technology Commentator, Dad, Speaker and Rev Head.
He produces and hosts two popular podcasts, EFTM and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He also appears on over 50 radio stations across Australia weekly, and is the resident Tech Expert on Channel 9’s Today Show each day and appears regularly on A Current Affair.
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